What is the plural of word "a" ..can we. Say, we have spent a beautiful night with friends for three days.

  • I think a is not a part of Part of speech.. It's a definite article.. Perhaps, am l right? – san shadab Apr 16 '18 at 16:49
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    Its part of speech is 'article'. Indefinite, not definite (the is definite). However, the indefinite article has no plural, and a/an is only used before singular count nouns. – John Lawler Apr 16 '18 at 17:12
  • A dog is a good companion. Dogs are good companions. One might argue that with count nouns, if you don't use a/an, you might use the s morpheme. – Lambie Apr 16 '18 at 18:54
  • Unlike French, English doesn't use particular articles to indicate whether nouns are plural or singular. In French, singular articles are le and la. The plural article is les. This question would probably be more appropriate for the English Language Learners Stack Exchange. frenchtutorial.com/en/learn-french/basics/le_la_les – Bread Apr 16 '18 at 21:32
  • Why bring another language into it when the OP is having difficulties with English?? – Lambie Apr 16 '18 at 22:25

There is no plural indefinite article in English. You simply avoid the article. Hence: we have spent beautiful nights. For further reference: Why is there no plural indefinite article?


First of all, although this doesn't help you, I would argue that while there is no exact grammatical plural of a, words like many and several serve a similar purpose.

I had a beautiful night. [singular]
I had several beautiful nights. [plural]

But you need a different type of construction—one that uses a specific number. I can think of a couple of possibilities.

We spent three beautiful nights with friends.
For three days in a row, we spent a beautiful night with friends.

I think the first is a more common way of expressing what you want. The second may sound a bit odd, but it's understandable and not wrong.

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